1. Flip the Power Switch to "ON" 2. Turn the bypass key on the right side of the control unit. 3. The second light will blink red once. Do not release key. 4. With the key still turned, pull the red "START" switch outwards. 5. The second light will blink red once. Release key. The SawStop is now in Bypass Mode which allows for the cutting of acrylics, specific woods without ruining the braking system. IMPORTANT: These five steps will need to be repeated each time you turn the machine off and back on—once the machine is turned off, the system resets.